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Clinical Assistant Professor in Kinesiology and Health Promotion

University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY

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Job Title:

Clinical Assistant Professor in Kinesiology and Health Promotion

Requisition Number:


Department Name:

8G040:Kinesiology - Health Promotion

Work Location:

Lexington, KY

Type of Position:


Position Time Status :


Tenure Track Status:

Non-Tenure Track

Required Education:

Earned doctorate in kinesiology, health promotion, sport or exercise science, or other appropriate specializations.

Required Related Experience:


Required License/Registration/Certification:

Certification from ACSM, NSCA, NASM or other reputable organizations is preferred.

Job Summary:

The Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky is seeking candidates for a full-time Clinical Assistant Professor (non-tenure track) position in Kinesiology and Health Promotion, effective August 16, 2021. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position is a nine-month appointment period. Application reviews will begin May 20, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.

Responsibilities: Pursue excellence in teaching and service. Successful candidates will be expected to teach a four-three course load consisting of primarily undergraduate courses serving most exercise science and health promotion majors; provide support and advise students across departmental undergraduate programs; provide service to the department, college, and university; and support school and community partnerships. Courses taught may include undergraduate courses in Introduction to Fitness, Human Health and Wellness, Nutrition and Physical Fitness, Psychology and Sociology of Physical Education and Sport, and Introduction to Tests and Measurement, or other undergraduate courses as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Earned doctorate in kinesiology, health promotion, sport or exercise science, or other appropriate specializations. Preference will be given to those with previous experience in college teaching, student advising, K-12 teaching or school partnerships, professional service, and experience with diverse populations. Certification from ACSM, NSCA, NASM or other reputable organizations is also preferred.

Clinical faculty members in KHP are highly valued, significantly contribute to teaching and service within the program, and serve in important leadership and supportive roles within the department. Opportunities for promotion without tenure are available for full-time clinical faculty members. Additional responsibilities may include participating in curriculum assessment and development, contributing to program administration, and providing service to community and professional organizations.

Applications must be submitted through the UK Jobs website. Application reviews begin May 20, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. Applications should contain a cover letter specifying qualifications (upload under Cover Letter); a curriculum vita with full contact information for professional references (upload under Curriculum Vita); and a teaching philosophy (upload under Specific Request 1). Optional materials include copies of student evaluations of candidate’s teaching if available (upload under Specific Request 2) and copies of representative published papers, up to three submitted in a single file (upload under Specific Request 3). Full contact information for three professional references familiar with candidate’s work should be provided when prompted in the application.

Please direct questions regarding this position to Dr. Rosie Lanphere ([email protected]), Search Committee Chair, Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion, 100 Seaton Building, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506-0219, phone (859) 257-3414.

Procedures for Clinical Title Series Faculty Appointment, Reappointment, Promotion, and Granting of Tenure can be found in AR2:6 of the University of Kentucky Regulations. Appointees in the Clinical Title Series shall be subject to annual performance review. All appointments, reappointments, and promotions shall be decided based on merit in the areas in which activity shall be regularly assigned.

The University of Kentucky offers several entities on campus to facilitate teaching, research, and service to support equity across the Commonwealth and beyond (e.g., Education and Civil Rights Initiative in collaboration with the NAACP, the UK MLK Center).

For relevant information about the KHP Department, visit the following websites: University of Kentucky (; College of Education (; Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion (

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? :


Preferred Education/Experience:

Preference will be given to those with previous experience in college teaching, student advising, K-12 teaching or school partnerships, professional service, and experience with diverse populations.

Open Until Filled:


University Community of Inclusion:

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.


Fast Facts

Location: Lexington, Ky.
Founded: 1865
Endowment: $1.1 billion
Budget: $3.5 billion
Research Grants and Contracts Awarded: $316.5 million
Library Holdings: 4.3 million volumes
Enrollment: 30,76
President: Dr. Eli Capilouto
Provost: Dr. David W. Blackwell
Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration: Dr. Eric Monday
Executive Vice President for Research: Dr. Lisa A. Cassis
Executive Vice President for Health Affairs: Dr. Mark F. Newman

About the University

Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.


The University of Kentucky is a public, land grant university dedicated to improving people's lives through excellence in education, research and creative work, service, and health care. As Kentucky's flagship institution, the University plays a critical leadership role by promoting diversity, inclusion, economic development, and human well-being.

Our Guiding Principles

The University is driven by the promise it has made to Kentucky, one that honors its land-grant mission and a heritage honed through 150 years of service to the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Six principles guide our efforts. They are: creating a vibrant undergraduate learning community, advancing a high-quality graduate and professional education portfolio, cultivating a robust research environment, developing a strong and sustainable UK infrastructure, fostering a positive work environment for faculty and staff, and ensuring a meaningful impact on the Commonwealth and the community.


As Central Kentucky's largest employer, the University of Kentucky supports the recruitment and retention of unparalleled talent - individuals who inspire learning, teaching, service and healing through innovation in work solutions, initiatives, policies and programs. Impressive benefits at the University include an excellent retirement package, with an employer match that doubles the employee's contribution, a dynamic work-life program to assist employees in balancing their work with their personal lives, a wellness program to protect, maintain and promote the health of employees, and a strategic plan that nurtures diversity of thought, culture, gender and ethnicity. For more information regarding benefits, visit


In fiscal year 2016, the University of Kentucky was awarded $316.5 million in external grants and contracts. UK is one of only eight universities across the country with the full range of undergraduate, graduate, professional and medical programs on one contiguous campus, leading to groundbreaking discoveries and unique cross-disciplinary research and scholarship. Moreover, UK is currently one of only 22 public institutions with a trifecta of federal designations of excellence in research: for aging, in cancer and in translational science. A new $265 million research facility, due to open in 2018, will bring together clinicians, scientists and scholars from across UK’s campus to reduce health gaps in Kentucky. These health gaps include cancer, cardiovascular disease & stroke, diabetes & obesity, substance abuse, and neuroscience & aging.

Research at UK is a dynamic enterprise encompassing both traditional scholarship and emerging technologies. UK is one of eight universities in the U.S. that has well-established programs in agriculture, engineering, medicine and pharmacy on a single campus, leading to groundbreaking discoveries and unique interdisciplinary collaboration.

In 2013, the UK Markey Cancer Center announced its designation as a National Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute. This designation places UK among an elite group of 22 research universities that can boast the "Triple Crown" of federal research awards: NCI designation, the Clinical Translational Sciences Award, and a federally supported Alzheimer's Disease Center.

UK HealthCare

UK HealthCare has strategically developed an incredible capacity to serve the Commonwealth through its state-of-the-art patient care pavilion and emergency rooms, advanced biomedical and biological research, and a network of affiliate health care agencies throughout Kentucky. Passion for people and a vision for the "medical campus of the future" have inspired leading physicians and researchers from across the United States to join UK. Their research agenda is balanced with outreach to affiliated and partner hospitals, so Kentucky families can receive high-quality health care at home and travel to Lexington for only the most advanced, complex medical care and procedures.

Living in the Bluegrass

Ranked as one of the nation's best places to live and work, Lexington offers many diverse educational, cultural and commercial opportunities. With a population of more than 314,000 people, Lexington supports cultural attractions such as opera, ballet, theater and musical events. Surrounded by rolling hills and horse farms, the Bluegrass Region is known for its natural beauty. For more information:

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